It’s easier that you may think to lose a little flub…more on that in a moment.
Today I’m hitting the road to drive west to go help my Dad move into a retirement home. He’s doing pretty well recovering from his stroke in January. He’s tired of cooking and cleaning for himself though and I think this will be a good move for him.
Back to the flub…Losing it requires just a little ‘thinking’. That is, you need to put some effort into your nutrition if you want to be healthy. ‘Failing to plan is planning to fail’ where your fat loss is concerned.
Here are a few simple tips to get you started. Don’t be concerned that it’s not the beginning of the month or a Monday.
Seriously, JUST START, even on a Saturday…
I hear so many people say they’re overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin where their nutrition is concerned.
So, just begin somewhere.
Maybe it’s only with ONE tip. That’s fine. Implement it, then you can slowly improve your eating by adding more of these suggestions later on.
Here are a few tips (just pick one to start if that’s all you can handle):
* Don’t throw in the towel – If you have a bad meal or snack, don’t sabotage the entire day, just make the next meal or snack better. So if/when you fall into a vat of ice cream (or pasta or ‘fill in the blank’), don’t continue to dwell there. Just hit the reset button.
*Plan your menu. To make your life easy, pick one day to organize your nutrition for the week so you know what you’ll eat when. It makes all the difference and things fall into place much better this way. You can choose a few recipes and plan out your basic meals. When making a recipe, plan to double it so that you’ll have left overs for lunches.
*Stock up. Buy groceries based on your plan. Don’t go to the store hungry and stick with your list.
*Prep. Take an hour or two to get your kitchen organized and food ready to prepare. It’s so much easier to choose veggies in your lunches, for salads and stir fries if they’re pre-chopped. You’ll save money and time while contributing to your health. A Sunday is a perfect day to do this if you have a traditional type week.
*Treat? Stick to the 80/20 rule where you’ll eat clean 80% of the time but you’ll also allow yourself a PLANNED treat. It’s important to take a mental break and relax your eating ‘rules’ to simply enjoy a treat every week. By planning when you’ll treat yourself, it helps you ‘stay the course’ when temptation hits you.
Here’s a bit more direction:
You’ll want protein with every meal or snack for it’s stabilizing effect on blood sugar. You may want to consider a quality protein powder as well as any of these choices:
-lean red meat
-black beans, red beans, navy beans, white beans
*Eat a ton of veggies.
You pretty much can eat an unlimited amount of veggies. Variety is the spice of life so eat to your heart’s content.
-parsley, mint, basil or other fresh herbs
-cucumber, celery, sugar snaps or other crunchy veggies
-sugar snap peas
*Eat fat to get lean
Don’t be afraid to eat healthy fats.
*Carbs are not the devil
Choose low glycemic carbs in moderation.
-Fruit: apples, oranges, bananas, apricots, peaches, pears, grapes, kiwi, mango, watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, rhubarb, plum, pineapple, papaya, grapefruit, grapes, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, cranberries, cherries
-Plain Greek Yogurt
-Sprouted grain bread (Ezekiel bread), rice bread, spelt bread)
-Other Grains: barley, basmati, quinoa, sprouted grain tortilla wraps
(Ezekiel wraps), Oatmeal, oat bran, Wild rice, brown rice, Pasta – Spelt pasta, rice pasta, or sprouted grain pasta (Ezekiel brand)
If you need more direction, check out the 21 Day Challenge Diet plan.
When you grab my ‘21 Day Challenge Diet plan‘ you’ll get direction on what to eat at home and a ‘Choose It and Lose It‘ restaurant guide so you know what to eat on the go.
It’s all part of my ’21 Day Challenge Diet’ plan that will have you dropping up to 14 pounds sensibly in 21 days.
My beta test group participants got fantastic results in a short time, take a look at Cris and Katherine:
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Okay, time to hit the road…have a great day.
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